Ohio renters looking for the least expensive areas to rent should look for the areas towards the red end of the spectrum on the rent cost map. Those who don't mind paying for high-end and luxury apartments should seek out apartments in the purple and dark green areas.

Ohio map of rent costs by neighborhood

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On average, the cost of rent in Ohio is about $1,036 per month. This puts it in the 21st percentile compared to the nation average cost of rent, which is $1,385. Households in Ohio have a median income of $5,386 per month so the average renter in Ohio is spending roughly 19% of their earnings on housing.

Nationally, and in Ohio, home values are the data point most closely correlated with the cost of rent. The median price of a home in Ohio is $212,720 right now, which is lower than states nearby, meaning that rents in Ohio also tend to be lower versus these nearby states.

Higher rent prices are common in the central parts of Ohio while lower rent rates are often available in southeastern areas.

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